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The Oregon Health & Science University is accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (NWCCU) a regional accrediting body approved by the U.S. Department of Education. Accreditation of an institution of higher education by NWCC indicates that it meets or exceeds criteria for the assessment of institutional quality evaluated through a peer review process. OHSU has maintained continuous accreditation with the Commission, earning reaffirmation of accreditation in its full-scale accreditation review in 2005. The next full review is scheduled for spring 2015. For more information, contact: NWCCU, 8060 165th Ave NE Suite 100, Redmond, Wash. 98052, 425 558-4224 or visit their web site.

The Baccalaureate/master's/DNP program at the OHSU School of Nursing is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, One Dupont Circle NW, Suite 530 Washington, DC 20036 The Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) has accredited the Bachelor of Science (BS) in nursing, Master of Nursing (MN), and Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) degree programs. The accredited MN tracks include:
  • Advanced Practice Gerontological Nursing
  • Family Nurse Practitioner
  • Health Systems & Organizational Leadership
  • Nurse Anesthesia
  • Nurse-Midwifery
  • Nursing Education
  • Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner

For more information about accreditation, contact: Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, One Dupont Circle, NW, Suite 530, Washington, DC 20036-1120, 202-887-6791, or http://www.aacn.nche.edu/ccne-accreditation.

The Nurse-Midwifery program is accredited through 2021 by the Accreditation Commission for Midwifery Education (formerly known as the ACNM Division of Accreditation), American College of Nurse-Midwives(ACNM), Suite 1550, 8403 Colesville Road, Silver Spring, 20910-6374, 240 485 -1802 web site at http://www.midwife.org/acme, email contact Jaime Sampson, Administrative Assistant,

The Oregon Master of Public Health (OMPH) Program is accredited by the Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH) through 2013. CEPH, 800 Eye Street, NW, Suite 202, Washington, DC 20001-3710 Phone: 202 789-1050 or visit www.ceph.org.

The Nurse Anesthesia program is accredited by the Council on Accreditation of Nurse Anesthesia Educational Programs through October 2019. Contact information: 222 South Prospect Avenue, Park Ridge, IL 60068-4001, 847 692-7050or visit the COA website http://home.coa.us.com/.

The on-campus doctoral program is authorized by the Oregon University System Chancellor's Office P. O. Box 751, Portland, Ore., 97207-0751, 503 725-5700, or http://www.ous.edu and is accreditation by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (NWCU) through 2015.

The regional doctoral program in nursing is authorized to grant the Doctor of Philosophy in Nursing in several Western states (i.e., Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Utah, and Washington). The regional doctoral program offered in Tacoma, Washington, requires us to provide students with the following information:

Oregon Health & Science University is authorized by the Washington Higher Education Coordinating Board and meets the requirements and minimum educational standards established for degree-granting institutions under the Degree Authorization Act. This current authorization is indefinite and covers the students enrolled in the Regional PhD program, and authorizes Oregon Health & Science University to offer the following degree: Doctor of Philosophy in Nursing. Any person desiring information about the requirements of the Act or the applicability of those requirements to the institution, may contact the HECB office at PO Box 43430, Olympia, WA 98504-3430.

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Approval Letter
CCNE accreditation (2013) Book-Blue   CCNE Letter
NTF Criteria Compliance (2010)     CCN Letter 
DNP Initial Accreditation (2009) Book-Blue Paperclip-Red CCNE DNP Letter
CIRP (2008) Book-Blue Paperclip-Red CNNE Accreditation through 2013

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Undergraduate (2013)
Self-Study - OSBN   OSBN Approval Letter 2013
APRN (2013)
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